Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 54 Days

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Sep 27, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

There are now only 54 days left until “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” hits theaters! We are posting a quote from the first half of the book every day in celebration and to give us a chance to discuss and ponder the final book as it goes to film. Here is today’s quote!

“It was an accident,” said Harry mechanically. He felt empty, stunned. “We’ll — we’ll find a way to repair it.”

“Harry, I don’t think we’re going to be able to,” said Hermione, the tears trickling down her face. “Remember . . . remember Ron? When he broke his wand, crashing the car? It was never the same again, he had to get a new one.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “Bathilda’s Secret “





41 Responses to Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 54 Days

Avatar Imageartdjmaster says: Foist again, am I? I think Harry totally overreacted about his wand being snapped in half. Poor Hermione.Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: good quote. when i read this in DH, i was stunned. thought his wand was indestructible.Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: Is this the dialogue that ron hears in the put-outer?Avatar Imagediv says: poor harry..i felt so sorry for him while i was reading it.. he loved it so so much..his so many memories were attached to that wand .. m glad that at the end he could fix it back.. Avatar Imagediv says: yes hermy.. its the same one..Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That's so cool.Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Only 54 days left!!! Wow! That was really a disaster.No wonder that Harry was so depressed...not a good time to have one's wand snapped in half,was it? Poor Hermione..she couldn't have done anything about it,though. Well,at least Harry got it fixed at the end of the book..I was so glad! :-)Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Harry did not overreact to his wand being damaged. He had just escaped death by a tiny margin and found himself virtually unnarmed. I'm sure all experts would feel the loss of equipment which they use be they violinists, golfers, snooker players, archers, whatever. Their equipment is an extension of themselves in just the same way as Harry's wand. Harry, however, now knows that his wand was capable of protecting him against Voldemort in a way he didn't understand and he feels utterly defenceless. Under the circumstances he behaved with admirable restraint, because he owed Hermione his life.Avatar Imageroyalvillain says: I have a love/hate relationship with that quote. I mean I thought that Harry's wand is indestructible but it wasn't. I felt so happy when he got it back at the end of the book :3 Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Its a disaster that harry's wand got damagedAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: but it got repaired im happy for tahtAvatar Imagedevilskinn says: Everything got destroyed in DH... The situation felt utterly depressing at some points, like this one.Avatar ImageFilthyMudblood___ says: Aw, I felt so horrible for Harry during that moment. You-Know-Who really did ruin everything, even the little things.Avatar ImageFilthyMudblood___ says: Aw, I felt so horrible for Harry during that moment. You-Know-Who really did ruin everything, even the little things.Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: Harry didn't overreact. It was surely not a good time and his wand got broken. When i read it i was stunned, i thought 'now he is not able to defeat Voldemort' and i was angry with Hermione but it was not her mistake either. But after a chapter in Malfoy manor i understood that it happened for good because i never wanted his wand to be snatched by anyone and what if he got Elder wand i loved his wand more cause it helped him right from the part 1. I never wanted Malfoy to take Harry's wand. And the wand Rom gave him didn't work in his hand. It was really very depressing situation which continued until he knew that he was the new master of elder wand. I was equally depressed throughout the chapters.Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: I also thought how intelligent Rowling is! Voldemort wanted Harry and his wand because he knew the power of the wand and the wand got destroyed before they could take it and he got it repaired in the end :-)Avatar ImageJK.jr. says: I don't think Harry overreacted at all. I felt so sad and terrible for Harry when his wand broke. And poor Hermione too when she tried to fix it :(Avatar ImageSilvery Doe says: @ royalvillain I'm so glad you said that because I remember how heartbroken I was for Harry when he found that his wand was broken beyond repair. Didn't he use the Elder wand to repair it at the end?Avatar ImageCatherine says: Ugh, i hated this part so much! it filled me with so much dread and pitty--and i felt bad for both characters!Avatar Imageksddancer says: Harry felt so sad and who could blame him? His wand is broke, he almost died, and a million other things. I feel bad for Hermione. She feels so bad about breaking Harrys wand. Great quote though!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: I don't believe that Harry Overreacted either, it was a bitter pill to take, his wand destroyed, a narrow escape from Voldemort, and he felt I am sure very vulnerable with out the power of his wand!!!Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: I felt so bad for both Harry and Hermione in this scene. You know Hermione feels absolutely terrible and completely helpless that there's nothing she can do to fix things. But I can definitely relate to how Harry feels because I've had things like that happen too, where I know in my mind that it was an accident and that the other person feels really bad, but in my heart I'm so upset that I want to be angry with them just to have someone to blame. And the situation here was heightened because Hermione did, in fact, save Harry's life. The whole scene was just brilliantly written!Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: I felt empty too when I read this. His wand means so much to him...Avatar ImageDawna says: Another loss for Harry....Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Even with all the deaths yet to come, in a way this moment is the bleakest in the whole series - the nadir of despair. In circumstances like these, who needs dementors?Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: i did feel quite sorry for harry when i read this but i also felt very sorry for hermione... she was actually crying!! we know you didn't mean it hermione....... we forgive you!!! :):):):):)Avatar ImageLost Northern says: poor hermione she was just trying to help harry but i appreciate that harry know hermione perfectly because he know that she feel so bad for his wand so he never said to her that he does taht to be friends with her . srry for my english i'm a french canadian so srry fir my mistake toAvatar ImageVernazz says: Harry didn't overreact at all! In fact, I believe he was as calm as anyone could be in that situation. To put it into context- the wand that he had had for 7 years had just been broken. Not only that, but his wand had magical properties that allowed him to beat Voldemort - something which could not be explained even by Ollivander. At this point I believe Harry viewed his wand as his "shield"- it had always protected him and without that gone he felt so vulnerable.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: i was so pissed at hermione at this point but she just had to save themAvatar Imageratorr2 says: I was thinking "Nooo! Not his wand! What's he going to do with no wand and no Olivander to find him a new one?" His only hope Gregorovich, the Elder wand, or, if he's lucky, he would find one of someone elses that would actually work for him.Avatar Imageflinthutch says: A very well placed plot twist. We knew that he and his wand could now overcome Lord V from the graveyard fight in GOF, break the wand and you loose the arguement of "why not just duel and beat Lord V?" Broken wand leads to grabbing Malfoy's wand (a rather lame acquisition of Elder wand mastery, but I'll buy it). Later Herm says "you just need to practice" and I love Harry's thought of "why don't I use your wand and you take this stick and see how easy it ISNT"Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Ron :) That was the key word.Avatar ImageLillylove says: I felt so bad for Hermione, and Harry too of course. Like many others have stated, I was shocked that his wand was broken. I felt, well how on earth is he going to take all this on NOW??!! We know now though that he managed just fine! JKR knew what she was doing, even if we doubted.Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: I felt so bad for both harry and hermione when i read this. Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I hated that part so much. I mean the same wand that was connected to Voldemort's wand, the same wand that had helped him escape Voldemort twice; was now broke. And all because of a mere bouncing jinx.Avatar ImageSindi says: poor harry ... good thing he repaired it, thanks to the elder wand :) No other wand could have replaced his ...Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: I felt really bad for both Harry and Hermione at this bit, but they had just escaped Voldermort (again) with their lives intact. However much he loved that wand, however much it protected him and made him feel safe, i think it was a small price to pay. It just shows how naive Voldermort was, he thought Harry was only powerful because of the connection to his own wand, so he sought out a more powerful one and in the end it didn't matter. He didn't realise there were more powerful things, family, love and friendship.Avatar ImageSlyBones says: Oddly enough this broke my heart. Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: I was rejoicing when he got his wand back at the end of the book; it was very symbolic of his heart beginning to heal after all the suffering. This was a really chilling moment - I hadn't really thought much about how important Harry's wand could potentially be in his attempts to defeat Voldemort. I was peeved at Harry for upsetting Hermione right after she saved his life (arg!), but I understand why he was so devastated. He lost his one secret weapon that he knew of at that time. So glad he got it back!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: This was a really hopeless moment, and I felt so bad for Hermione. Of course, it was an accident, but it's only natural that Harry would feel resentment towards her (however unfair that may be). What a mess. It just didn't seem possible that Harry's wand could be destroyed -- especially by "friendly fire."Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I don't think Harry overreacted in fact I really admired his maturity when reading this chapter. I'd have been furious! Blaming Hermione for everything, blaming her for things beyond her control when she wasn't culpable at all. And that would be over something as meaningless as a laptop! That phoenix feather wand was much more important a thin veil (ha veil!) protecting him from death. I also love at one point he says to Hermione that he knows that it wasn't her fault and walks away from her just because he's still angry and doesn't want to be near her and take it out on her. You really feel the mounting loss for both of them at this stage in the book, including the departure of Ron... wait!... I've went all this time without mentioning this is the 1st time Hermione mentions Ron's name, calling him back to her! Ahhhhh!! I do love Ron/Hermione themed quotes!!

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